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Jan 2, 2010 4:30am EST
and get out. gwen: can events force him to act they forced him to copenhagen on climate change, events on the ground force him to act and speak out on iran in ways he hadn't intenledssfd >> it's already happening in iran, when you consider that he spent the first year promoting engagement, something i think that many in the administration felt they had to go try in, part to bring the allies together in case they had to move on to sanctions. and i think the president has made it pretty clear they're moving to sanctions. gwen: there are more challenges on the table than there was last year at this time. thank you all very much. everyone, beginning next week, many of you will see a brand-new "washington week." the content remains the same, but we'll start broadcasting for the first time in high definition. i am definitely ready for my close-up. [laughter] not so much. be sure to check your pbs channel listings to find "washington week" in h.d., or stay right where you are and watch us where you are tonight. either way, join us around the table next week on "washington week." happy
Jan 27, 2010 12:30pm EST
? how is the united states and china... >> we're not doing well. >> rose: the people at copenhagen. >> well, they didn't do it. they didn't do it at all. the only substantial agreement coming out of copenhagen is on avoided deforest station. which is a good step. but now it has to be funded. people have to step up to the plate. and what we're talking about here is the remaining tropical forests which are mostly in the tropical belt around the equator are some of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. we need the standing forest to clean the air. >> rose: right. >> the planet needs that. as well, these forests are... the reservoirs are some of the last remaining biodiversity complicated interrelated sections of biological life. if those people are not... do not have another economic incentive, they're going to have to cut the trees and sell them to... >> rose: or for fuel or something else. >> and what they do is they cut the trees and they plant low-yield crops, subsistence farming. and then they burn the crop residues and that... the... and they burn the forest as well to
Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
copenhagen conference really showed himself performing in a much more stressful situation where he took a conference that was falling apart and he mastered the dynamics. he got off the script and he really made some positive steps forward. but i agree, the white house had a little bit of a "deer in the headlines of an oncoming truck" for maybe 36 hours after this. and my guess is the next time something like this happens , it's a very disciplined white house, they'll do a better job. >> lehrer: do you think too much has been made of this? is that what you're suggesting? >> well, i would say you've got to look at it in context. it's a missed opportunity. it's a mimistake. if it happens again on something like this, then i think you have to ask some questions, why aren't they learning? but if you look at this whole first year of the white house in foreign policy-- sure, there have been some mistakes-- but on the whole this has been a much smoother first year for the operation of foreign policy than, say, the clinton administration was or the bugs -- bush administration. the team has
Jan 23, 2010 4:30am EST
climate change in copenhagen last month. it simply fizzled, and once again the president tried to put the best face on another disappointment. as my friend, the environmental activist and author bill mckibben, wrote this week, "the world came together and looked climate change fairly straight in the eye, and then its most powerful nations blinked." so what happens now? and what can you and i do about an energy crisis with issues so complex and confusing? here's one thing to do-- read this book: "who turned out the lights? your guided tour to the energy crisis" by scott bittle and jean johnson of the non-profit research group the book cuts through the jargon, gets down to the basics and presents options from across the political spectrum. you can consider it a breath of fresh air free of carbon emissions, filled with good ideas and a sense of humor. scott bittle and jean johnson, welcome to the "journal." welcome to both of you. so, question, which country is guiltiest when it comes to releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, united states or china? >> it's a n
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